Support Farmworkers' Rights...BOYCOTT TACO BELL
Come to a protest to raise awareness about the boycott..
Protest in front of Taco Bell,
1953 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena.
June 21. NOON. (at intersection of Berkeley and Colorado, about five blocks east of Pasadena City College)
On April 1, 2001 the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a farmworker union in Florida, called a NATIONAL boycott
of Taco Bell, because;
Tomato pickers: ,500 per year.
Taco Bell: .2 billion in revenues
Tomato pickers in Florida who pick tomatoes for Taco Bell are paid below-poverty wages, have no health insurance, no sick leave, no paid holidays, no paid vacations, no pension and they are denied the right to organize a union and the right to overtime pay for overtime work. The pickers are paid 40 cents for every bucket they pick, the same rate they were getting in 1978.
Taco Bell earned .2 billion in revenues in 1999 and Tricon Global, which owns Taco Bell, owns more
restaurants than any company in the world, and yet Taco Bell refuses to negotiate increases in wages for the
people who pick their tomatoes.
For more info. please visit http://www.ciw-online.org
Please consider the situation of the farmworkers that picked the tomatoes you will eat today and let Taco Bell
know that you expect them to meet with the farmworkers' representatives. Call or write: Emil J. Brolick, President
and Chief Concept Officer,Taco Bell Corp., 17901 Von Karman, Irvine, California 92614, tel. (949) 863-4500
Organizers of protest: Farm Worker Support Committee (part of UCB California Students Against Sweatshops)-UC Berkeley, Santa Monica College Progressive Alliance, Pasadena City College Students for Social Justice
(For more information about the protest call (323) 962-6045)